This Study Solidifies Consumer Love For Long-Form Video

For the first time, long-form content represents the majority of time spent watching video on every screen. That's the top finding from the just-released Q1 2017 Global Video Index from software and services provider Ooyala.

Why Is TEGNA Under Wall Street’s Microscope?

From mid-December through the last day of May 2017, TEGNA shares were placidly trading in the mid-$20 range. Then, on June 1, they fell off a cliff, tumbling to $15.27 per share. At the Closing Bell on Tuesday, TGNA shares were at $14.65—up 12 cents from yesterday's close. What ails the company formerly known as Gannett? Zacks Equity Research sought to find the answer.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Asks FCC For Maximum Next Gen Flexibility

In official Reply Comments filed June 8 with the FCC, the NAB urged the Commission to provide broadcasters "with as much flexibility as possible in adopting rules to govern the voluntary deployment of" the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast TV standard. In particular, they do not want the Commission to impose any heightened regulatory requirements on stations merely because they seek to migrate to the new standard.
Univision Communications, Inc.

A Former Asst. U.S. Attorney To Head Univision Litigation Team

One of the biggest Hispanic and millennial-targeted media companies in the U.S. has brought on a former Asst. U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District...

Local News Media Preferred By This Study’s Respondents

A study released today by a programmatic ad player in the broadcast TV space indicates that U.S. consumers harbor a greater amount of trust in their local news programming than for the national news media. This same study also finds that TV "dominates" as a preferred local news source, with radio behind social media. We had to respond with an RBR + TVBR Observation, which finds the commercial radio industry guilty of largely giving up its ability to be a go-to source of news.

Allstate Takes First Place With New MVPD Effort

Hey, cable TV: You're in good hands with a great client, based on last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report. What are the other big brands actively using cable networks to communicate their messages to consumers? Find out now!

Lysol Beats Them All With Big TV Bump

For broadcast TV sales teams across the U.S., it's time to start "healthing." That's because Reckitt Benckiser's Lysol disinfectant brand leads the way in the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten TV report. It was also a very big week for two insurers, and for a major department store chain.
Dish Network

Are Amazon and DISH Dancing?

DISH Network shares climbed 1.6%, to $65.02, on Friday after surging some 2.5% on an early morning report that it and Amazon may be exploring a deeper partnership ... or perhaps a merger.
Telemundo

Weekend ‘Noticias’ Added In The Alamo City

NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group in recent years has made a significant investment in the local news operation of its O&Os across the country—an integral part of its plan to dethrone Hispanic media rival Unvision in both ratings and revenue. That effort continues on Saturday, when Telemundo's San Antonio affiliate launches four new half-hour weekend newscasts.

Copyright Royalty Board Has New Cable, Sat Claim Procedures

As of July 2017, claimants or their authorized representatives who wish to file online claims to royalty funds for cable and satellite retransmission of broadcast television programs must register for and use the new eCRB electronic filing system.

Here’s A Handy Peek At Post-Incentive Auction Filing Deadlines

The Incentive Auction Task Force and FCC's Media Bureau have released a friendly reminder to broadcast television stations that were assigned new channels as a result of the incentive auction and repacking process, and to MVPDs of several important post-auction filing deadlines.

Will Marketers Embrace ‘Attention Ratings’?

A digital metrics firm known for "measuring eyes on screen attention to every second of programming and advertising on television" has unveiled what it is calling "the first metric that measures creative breakthrough while normalizing for attention to surrounding commercial and program content." Is Madison Avenue ready to respond?

Ex-Michigan Association of Broadcasters Leader Tom Scanlan Dies

Tom Scanlan, who spent 39 of his 50 years in the broadcast industry in Michigan and is a former president of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), died June 1 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 76 years old.

Nexstar Trucks Brinks To Grand Rapids

A 33-year television industry veteran who began her career in the Traverse City-Cadillac, Mich., market and served as Journal Broadcast Group's Tucson Market Manager from October 2007-November 2012 has returned to Michigan thanks to Nexstar Media Group.

Four New GMs At Four Gray Stations

Gray today promoted a quartet of veteran broadcasters to lead its television stations in Burlington, Vt.; Bangor, Me.; Gainesville, Fla.; and Charlottesville, Va.

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